Graceful porticos, balconies to catch the breezes, these create the ambience of southern style homes. Fresh air, shade from the southern sun, this is the atmosphere of southern plantation homes. A culture of formality, grace and hospitality expressed itself through plantation home plans and exists to this day in their grand colonnades. Plantation homes fuse the axial formality of classical/Palladian models with colonnades and balconies to catch prevailing breezes, in harmony with the climate.
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Fontenette Creole Cottage - unknown date

A traditional Creole cottage with a spacious attic
$47 - 6 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 40' x 58'
2 Stories, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths
Unknown date, St. Martinville, Louisiana
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1986

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Fontenette Creole Cottage - unknown date

The Fontenette cottage represents Creole living at its simplest - a simple rectangular plan with small extension at the back, a porch stretching the width of the front, and a simple gabled roof over the whole.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. The house is skillfully designed for a southern climate. The first floor is raised several feet above the damp ground, with good ventilation under the porch floor. Each room has multiple openings, allowing plenty of cross ventilation. The attic is high enough to be used as living space and could acommodate 2 bedrooms and a bath. The ground floor has a parlor in front and a room in the back that could serve as a kitchen/family room. A bed/bath suite could occupy the rooms to the left. This house would be most suited for a flat or low sloping lot. It would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. Including porches, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 41'x58'.

  • Building name:     Fontenette Creole Cottage

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      Unknown

  • Location:      St. Martinville, Louisiana

  • Style:      Creole Cottage Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      6 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan

  • First Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Attic Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Sections, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • 2 Sheets, Elevations, 1/8" = 1'-0"

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1986, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Creole Cottage Style home plans and for a large variety of house plans in many other styles as well.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, by US Postal Service, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Southern Style building, not a pseudo-southern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (AN006)

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